UKSim2023

UKSim-AMSS 25th International Conference on Modelling & Simulation

 

Cambridge University (Emmanuel College), 12 - 14 April 2023

 

 

 

View proceedings in IEEE Xplore Digital Library: UKSim2008, UKSim2009, UKSim2010,

UKSim2011, UKSim2012, UKSim2013, UKSim2014 (also in ACM Digital Library: UKSim2014), UKSim2015, UKSim2016, UKSim2017, UKSim2018, UKSim2019-IJSSST, UKSim2020-IJSSST, UKSim2021-IJSSST, , UKSim2022-IJSSST

Download the Call for Papers file

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Important Dates

Call for Papers

Paper Submission

Registration

Venue/Rooms

Cambridge

College Accommodation

Accommodation

Travel to Cambridge

Flights & Travel

Social Events

 

 

Keynote/Tutorial Speakers

Important Dates

Submission: See above

 

Notification

Paper Acceptance: from 10 Feb

Final Upload into EDAS for checking &

 

Registration by:

25 March

Credit Card on EDAS

 

Camera-ready by:

29 March

 

 

Conference Chairs

Glenn Jenkins, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Taha Osman, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

 

Local Arrangements/

Venue/Program Chairs:

Tim Bashford, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Glenn Jenkins, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

 

General Chair:

David Al-Dabass

 

Honorary General Co-Chair:

Frank Wang, University of Kent, UK

 

Honorary Conference/ Programme Co-Chair: Qiang Shen, Aberystwyth University, UK

 

Programme Co-Chair: Middle East:

DR Wafi Al-Karaghouli, Brunel University, UK

 

 

Publication Research Editors:

Zuwairie Ibrahim

Ibrahim Shaiai

 

EUROSIM Liaison Chair

Taha Osman

Papers submission, Deadline: 20 March 2023 (EDAS stays open for few more days for late papers)

 

Send paper as Word .docx or PDF file to general chair: david.al-dabass@ntu.ac.uk

 

Special theme this year: Modelling and Simulation of Climate Change and its Impact on Energy Generation Technologies, see https://www.climateprediction.net/

 

Best papers authors will be invited to submit an extended version for publication as a Chapter in a new book on Complexity Theory.

 

UKSim2022 Hybrid/Physical-Virtual conference UKSim2022: Photos, Papers Published, Program, Opening Session

 

Conference venue and accommodation: Emmanuel College, St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AP.

 

Other accommodation in Cambridge

 

 

 

UKSim2023 Conference Program at a Glance

Click here Virtual to join the meeting for a trial run 11 April 3pm to 5pm

Send your presentation file ASAP to david.al-dabas@ntu.ac.uk to put on this website

If you plan to attend in person in Cambridge email: david.al-dabass@ntu.ac.uk immediately

 

1. Presenter must demonstrate deep and detailed knowledge of the paper content by utilizing the full 20 minutes presentation time.

2. The session chair must be satisfied the presenter has answered at least one question in full to the approval of both the session chair and the participants.

3. The value of conference attendance is to get maximum feedback from participants on the significance of the research being presented.

4. Speak clearly and slowly, do not mumble or race through the sentences, moderate your voice without shouting to make sure attendees hear every word you say.

Session CodeWed.am2.A means Wednesday morning after tea break in room A. Other Time periods: am1, am2, pm1, pm2

Paper Nos: from the table below: P1, P2 . . .

Day-0: Tuesday 11 April 2023, 2pm Arrival/booking into college rooms

5 to 6pm: Early registration desk opens for one hour. 7pm: Dinner at the Eagle, to be confirmed.

Time

Day-1: Wednesday 12 April 2023, 3 Keynotes + 6 papers

9.15 - 11.25

Wed.am1.A: (Chair: David Al-Dabass/Tim Bashford/Glenn Jenkins): Opening session and

Keynote Speaker: Dr Janos Janosy, Virtual-Hungary

10.25 - 11.25

Keynote Speaker: Prof Frank Wang, Virtual

11.25 - 11.40

Refreshments

11.40 - 12.45 2 papers

Wed.am2.A (Chair: Tim Bashford/David Al-Dabass): P1, P3

12.45 - 1.45

Lunch

1.50 - 3

Wed.pm1.A (Chair: David Al-Dabass/Tim Bashford/Glenn Jenkins):

Keynote Speaker-3 Prof Reggie Davidrajuh Virtual-Norway

3 - 3.40 2 papers

Wed.pm2.A: (Chair: Taha Osman/Tim Bashford): P4, P5

3.40 - 4

Refreshments

4 - 5 2 papers

Wed.pm3.A (Chair: Tim Bashford/Glenn Jenkins/David Al-Dabass): P6, P7

5.00

Close of day-1 & photo opportunity

7 - 8.30

Dinner at the Eagle, to be confirmed.

 

 

Day-2: Thursday 13 April 2023, 2 Keynotes + 2 papers

9.15 - 10.20

Thu.am1.A: (Chair: David Al-Dabass/Tim Bashford):

Day-2 opening session & Keynote Speaker: Prof Ibrahim Zuwairie Virtual-Malaysia

10.20 - 11.20 2 papers

Thu.am2.A: (Chair: Glenn Jenkins/David Al-Dabass): P8, P9, P12

11.20 - 11.35

Refreshments

11.35 - 12.40

Thu.am3.A (Chair: Tim Bashford/Glann Jenkins):

Keynote Speaker: Dr Simon Thorne Virtual-UK

12.40

Close of day-2 & photo opportunity

12.45 -1.45

Lunch

2.00pm >

Cambridge Tour/Glenn Jenkins. Committee Meeting. Conference Dinner 7pm, restaurant to be confirmed, meet at the Eagle after.

 

 

 

Day-3: Friday 14 April 2023, 2 Keynote + 3 papers

9.20 10.20

Fri.am1.A: (Chair: David Al-Dabass/Tim Bashford):

Day-3 opening session & Keynote Speaker: Prof Lela Mirtskhulava, Virtual- Georgia

10.20 - 11.20 3 papers

Fri.am2.A: (Chair: Glenn Jenkins/ David Al-Dabass/): P2, P10, P11

11.20 - 11.35

Refreshments

11.35 - 12.40

Fri.am3.A (Chair Tim Bashford/ David Al-Dabass): Keynote Speaker: Prof Qiang Shen Virtual-UK

12.40

Close of Conference & photo opportunity

12.45

Lunch and depart

Published Papers

If your paper was accepted for UKSim2023, (Published in the journal UKSim2023-IJSSST)

but is not showing below it means EDAS has not received the registration fee. If you intend to register soon contact the general chair on david.al-dabass@ntu.ac.uk immediately.

To reserve a Presentation time-slot email: david.al-dabass@ntu.ac.uk

7 April 2023: Deadline to Upload Presentation File to EDAS or send it to the general chair

Presentations files: click on EDAS paper ID to download

 

 

EDAS ID

Title

First Author

P1

1570876428

A Semi-Blind Neighbor Discovery Algorithm Based on the Chinese Remainder Theorem

Jiahao Wan

P2

1570880111

Identifying Safety-Critical Events in Data from Naturalistic Driving Studies

Jamal Raiyn

P3

1570887145

Associating Colors with Mental States for Computer-Aided Drawing Therapy -- Beyond Color Psychology

Tadahiko Kimoto

P4

1570889643

Electroencephalography for Enhancing Robotics Learning: CNN Convolutional Neural Network Approach

Ebrahim Mattar

P5

1570892467

Implementing Text Analytics with Enterprise Resource Planning

Surjit Singh Bawa

P6

1570893840

A Study on the Effects of U-Net Skip-Connections on Brain Tumor BraTS Dataset

Ebrahim Mattar

P7

1570893858

Interpolated SOM Neural Networks for Anatomical Joint Constraint Modelling

Glenn Jenkins

P8

1570894216

Fake Accounts Detection in Online Social Networks Using Hybrid Machine Learning Models

Ebrahim Mattar

P9

1570894688

Hybrid Common Spatial Pattern with Attention-Based Convolutional Neural Networks for Motor Imagery EEG

M. Abdullah Azzam

P10

1570896675

Exploratory Research on Global Warming and Weather Data Simulation for Increased Sustainability or Resilience to Hazards Induced by a Changing Climate

Gautam Siwach

P11

1570861505

Performance Evaluation of Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) Using IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS))

Wagdy Anis Aziz

P12

1570900668

Transforming Bakery Production Lines in Finnish SMEs Through Modeling, Simulation, and Co-Robotization - Efficient Used of Energy Resources

Ha Pham

 

 

 

 

Papers are invited on any aspect of modelling and simulation to be presented at UKSim2023, University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College). The accommodation, renowned catering and conference facilities are an ideal blend of modern and historic. The venue offers an especially attractive opportunity for both professional discussion and socialising.

 

Full Papers (six pages with figures), and short papers (4 pages with figures) are invited on any aspect of modelling, simulation and their applications. Papers on the theme of Climate change are especially welcome.

 

Tracks/Themes

 

- Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence

- Deep Learning

- Climate Change Modelling and Simulation

- Bio-Informatics and Bio-Medical Simulation

- Viral Infection modelling and simulation

- Complexity Theory

- Hybrid Intelligent Systems

- Soft Computing and Hybrid Soft Computing

- Computational Intelligence

- Control of Intelligent Systems

- e-Science and e-Systems

- Robotics, Cybernetics, Engineering, Manufacturing and Control

- Methodologies, Tools and Operations Research

- Discrete Event and Real Time Systems

- Image, Speech and Signal Processing

- Natural Language Processing/language technologies

- Computer Generated Art (images to be exhibited at the conference and included in the proceedings CD)

- Industry, Business and Management

- Human Factors and Social Issues

- Energy, Power Generation and Distribution

- Transport, Logistics, Harbour, Shipping and Marine Simulation

- Supply Chain Management

- Virtual Reality, Visualization and Computer Games

- Parallel and Distributed Architectures and Systems

- Internet Modelling, Semantic Web and Ontologies

- Mobile/Ad hoc wireless networks, mobicast, sensor placement, target tracking

- Performance Engineering of Computer & Communication Systems

- Circuits, Sensors and Devices

 

Suggested topics (other topics are also welcome): Simulation methodology and practice, languages, tools and techniques. Models and modelling tools. Data/object bases. Analytical and statistical tools. Simulators and simulation hardware, training simulators. Integration of simulation with concurrent engineering, integrated design and simulation systems. AI, intelligent systems, agent-based simulation, decision support systems, philosophical issues, analogies, metaphors, knowledge modelling, acquisition and synthesis of new knowledge/models, intelligent/adaptive behaviour, man/machine interaction, control systems. Parallel and distributed simulation, discrete event systems. Artificial neural networks, computational intelligence.

 

Applications: aerospace; remote sensing; electronic circuits and systems; communication and networks; business; management; finance; economics; leisure, games, war/conflict/rebellion modelling; psychology, cognitive functions, behaviour, emotion, subjectivity; humanities, literature, semantics modelling/dynamics; biology; medicine; public health; energy, power generation and distribution, manufacturing; planning; control; robotics; measurement; monitoring; energy; safety critica1 systems; transportation; structural mechanics and civil engineering, oil and gas; education and training; military.

 

Exhibitors: manufacturers of software and hardware, publishers, etc., are invited to apply to exhibit their products.

 

The registration fee for Virtual attendance is only $300 and $595 for Physical attendance at the conference, this will include refreshments and lunches for all 3 days. IEEE members get 5% cash discount at the conference after presenting their paper and the opportunity to a apply to a limited number of bursaries for partial support of travel expenses to attend the conference to present the paper.

 

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Accommodation in College: graduates from Cambridge colleges go on to become leading world scientists, prime ministers, parliamentarians and top civil servants. Share the experience of living-in by staying in college rooms. Full-board 3-day package is available for $630, and $690 en-suite, single occupancy. This includes a meal on the evening before the conference, all meals/conference dinner on day 1 and day 2 (including conference pre-dinner reception), and breakfast and lunch on day 3. For those wishing to take evening meal outside, a Bed & Breakfast 3 day package is available at $490 single occupancy, or $170 per night. Booking and pre-payment is essential, see EDAS Registration.

 

Submission Guidelines

 

You are invited to submit:
- full paper of 6 pages (Letter format) for oral presentation,

- computer generated art, submit title and abstract on EDAS as a normal paper then upload the image pdf file only as the Full paper

- proposal to organize a technical session and/or workshop.

Submissions must be original, unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of modelling and simulation and their applications in science, technology, business and commerce. The conference is supported/co-sponsored by

 

- Nottingham Trent University, UK

- Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK

- University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Wales, UK.

- University of Stavanger, Norway.

- University of Kent in Canterbury, UK

- Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK.

- European Simulation Federation, EUROSIM

- European Council for Modelling and Simulation, ECMS 

 

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All papers are to be submitted electronically,- see full instructions under Paper Submission below, in PDF or Word format. All papers and artwork will be peer reviewed by at least three independent referees of the international program committee.

 

Paper Submission: the conference is using EDAS for submission, reviews and registration, authors need to:

- If you do not have an EDAS account: create an account at http://edas.info

- A list of all the tracks opens, click on the track you wish to submit the paper under

- If you already have an EDAS account simply right click on this link: https://edas.info/N30170, then choose open in new tab, then click on the relevant Track name and submit your paper title and abstract then upload the full paper.

- enter your paper title & abstract

- upload file.

 

 In case of difficulty submit paper by email directly to the general chair: david.al-dabass@ntu.ac.uk

 

 

Paper Templates:

Word template (MS Word .doc format)

PDF template (PDF format)

Latex template (Latex format)

 

 

Conference website: http://uksim2023.info

 

Student Members Travel Grants: a limited number of travel bursaries are available for partial support of travel expenses to attend the conference to present the paper, contact the general chair david.al-dabass@ntu.ac.uk

 

Papers must not suffer from one or more of the following problems:

1. Below average English,

2. Excessive number of citations to the authors own work in References,

3. Little interaction with simulation and computing,

4. Not within the conference scope.

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IPC

Kai Juslin (SIMS)

Esko Juuso (SIMS)

Khalid Al-Begain (UKSim)

Rashid Mehmood (UKSim)

Gaius Mulley (UKSim)

Miroslav Snorek (CSSS)

Andras Javor (HSS)

Franco Maceri (ISCS)

Peter Schwartz (ASIM)

Charles Patchett (BAE, Warton)

Henri Pierreval (FRANCOSIM)

Kambiz Badie (Iran)

Yuri Merkuryev (Latvia)

Zulkarnay Zakaria

(Malaysia)

Frank Wang (UK)

 

Gaby Neumann (ASIM)

Hosam Faiq (Malaysia)

Hissam Tawfik (UK)

Azian Azamimi Abdullah (Malaysia)

Sanjay Chaudhary (India)

Arijit Bhattacharya (Ireland)

Atulya Nagar (UK)

Gregorio Romero (Spain)

Kenneth Nwizege (UK)

Kathy Garden (NZ)

M Luisa Martinez (Spain)

Giuseppe De Francesco (Ireland)

Jerry John Kponyo (Ghana)

Maurizio Naldi (Italy)

Qiang Shen (UK)

 

Suiping Zhou (Singapore)

Mikulas Alexik (CSSS)

Borut Zupancic (SLOSIM)

Igor Skrjanc (SLOSIM)

Wan Hussain Wan Ishak (Malaysia)

Nitin Nitin (India)

Ford Gaol (Indonesia)

Glenn Jenkins (UKSim)

Martin Tunnicliffe (UK)

David Murray-Smith (UKSim)

Mahdi Mahfouf (UKSim)

Emelio Jimenez Macias (SPAIN)

Danilo Pelusi (Italy)

 

Vlatko Ceric

Theodoros Kostis (Greece)

Russell Cheng (UKSim)

Miguel Angel Piera (Spain)

Antonio Guasch (Spain)

David Al-Dabass (UKSim)

Jadranka Bozikov (CROSSIM)

Felix Breitenecker (Austria, ASIM, SNE)

Majida Alasady (Tikrit)

Eduard Babulak (USA)

Siegfried Wassertheurer (Germany, ASIM)

Valentina Colla (Italy)

Marco Vannucci (Italy)

 

Wolfgang Wiechert (ASIM)

Janos Sebestyen-Janosy (Hungary, HSS)

Olaf Ruhle (ASIM)

Zuwairie Ibrahim (Malaysia)

Marius Radulescu (ROMSIM)

Leon Bobrowski (PSCS)

Mojca Indihar Stemberger (Slovenia)

Rosni Abdulla (Malaysia)

Vesna Bosilj-Vuksic (Croatia)

Roland Wertz (Germany)

Andrejs Romanovs (Latvia)

S. Wassertheurer (Germany, ASIM)

 

Norlaili Safri (Malaysia)
Helen Karatza(Greece)

Nikolaos V. Karadimas (Greece)

Afrand Agah (USA)

Piers Campbell (UAE)
Marco Remondino (Italy)

Fabian Bottinger (Germany)

K.G. Subramanian (Malaysia)

Udhaya Kumar Dayalan

(USA)

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Registration: Only one method of payment is available on EDAS:

Credit Card: payment is accepted online and confirmation is instant.

 

Here is the procedure:

 

1. go to EDAS at http://edas.info and click on Register yellow tab at the top, a list of conferences will appear

2. Scroll down to conference name (e.g. UKSim2023) line and click on the extreme right green money symbol at the end of this line, a new page will appear

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If you have problems meeting this deadline email david.al-dabass@ntu.ac.uk immediately.

 

Best wishes and look forward to meeting you at the conference.

Conference Chairs.

Special Theme Keynote Speaker-1, Day-1 AM, Virtual Presentation

 

Load-Tracking Control Strategies for Nuclear Power Plants to Compensate for Unpredictable Renewables

 

Janos Sebestyen Janosy

 

Senior Scientific Adviser

Centre for Energy Research

Konkoly Thege M. u. 29-33

H-1121 Budapest, Hungary.

 

E-mail: Janos.S.Janosy@ek-cer.hu

 

Keywords: PWR, NPP optimal control, renewable and unpredictable power

 

Abstract

 

The actual events in Europe changed a lot the opinions about nuclear power. In the European Union it is regarded already as green provided the storage problem of nuclear waste is solved (technically it is done already). Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) in Europe and USA are mainly equipped with pressurized water reactors (PWRs) having primary circuits between the reactor vessel and steam generators in order to achieve better isolation from the environment. The water circulating in the primary circuit has high pressure to avoid boiling even around or above 300 degrees C - typical temperature in the PWR reactor. Stabilizing the steam pressure means that temperatures inside the reactor vessel grow proportionally with the power level. The lifetime of the irreplaceable huge (well above 200 metric tons) reactor vessels depends upon the number of cooling-downs and heating-ups: temperature changes. This happens mainly for refueling with periods usually longer than one year.

Nowadays it is easier to obtain the license from the authorities to prolong operations from 30 to 50-60 years than to build a new NPP - provided that the vessel is in good shape. That is why NPPs with PWRs like to operate permanently on full power, without temperature changes. Moreover, this practice helps to get a quicker return of the investments. On the other hand, the growing green power - renewable with solar panels and wind turbines - is definitely unpredictable due the weather conditions. Gradually stopping the fossil power plants (because missing Russian supplies and resulting in less emission of CO2), the regulation of the electrical network partly should be taken over by NPPs.

It will be shown that it is possible without dangerous to the vessel temperature changes in the primary circuit. With one degree of freedom - regulating only nuclear power and steam turbine pressure - we are able to stabilize one of the primary circuit temperatures - inlet, mean or outlet. Introducing another controller - rotating speed of the circulating pumps - we can stabilize all of the 3 primary circuit temperatures in a wide range of power. High-power frequency converters are nowadays widely available. Accurate and thoroughly tested full-scope training simulators are essential to work out n-w stress-free control strategies for the NPPs. As an example, the possibilities for the Hungarian PWR plant will be shown.

The talk will include a summary concerning the French electrical energy network control system. They have well above 70% share of nuclear power and more than 20% renewable water energy. The latter is the best to regulate the network because its power can be changed very quickly - just opening or closing a valve - without change the temperatures and pressures significantly, and none of these powers emit CO2. The rest few percent of conventional fossil power has an insignificant role. Even so - to change sometimes the nuclear power is indispensable, too.

 

Biography

 

Janos Sebestyen Janosy has been working for the AEMI Nuclear Energy Engineering Office Company Limited since 2014 after retiring as a Senior Advisor of the Centre for Energy Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). He has been a Senior Researcher since 1974 and served as Head of the Simulator Development Department from 1994 - 2011, and a Senior Consultant to the Technical and Scientific Support Organization since 2012. He is Honorary Life Fellow of the UK Simulation Society. He was awarded the Eugene Wigner prize (founded by HAS) in 2016. J.S. Janosy has published over 70 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. His main scientific interests include: modelling and simulation, real-time simulation and simulators, nuclear, fossil and renewable energy production, energy distribution, smart electrical grids and energy storage.

 

Keynote Speaker-2, Day-1 AM, Virtual Presentation

 
Building A New Quantum Computer Not Limited by Landauers Bound
 
Professor Frank Wang
 
Chairman, IEEE Computer Society, UK&I Chapter
Head of School of Computing (2010-2016)
School of Computing
University of Kent, United Kingdom
Email: frankwang@ieee.org
 
Abstract
 

Most recently, Professor Frank Wang published an article on Quantum Information Processing in Springer Nature:

 

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11128-022-03707-2

 

to report on a new quantum computer that can break Landauers Bound:

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landauer%27s_principle

 

Among a number of physical limits to computation, Landauers bound limits the minimum amount of energy for a computer to process a bit of information. In the light of this study, we may have to presume the demise of this bound despite the many mysteries uncovered with it over the past 60 years.

 

Biography


Frank Z. Wang is the Professor in Future Computing and Head of School of Computing (2010-2016), University of Kent, the UK. The School of Computing was formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen. His led school achieved an amazing result in the 2014 UK government REF (Research Excellence Framework): the research intensity was ranked 12th out of over 150 computing departments in the UK. Professor Wang's research interests include brain-like computer, memristor theory and applications, deep learning, cloud computing, big data, and green computing, etc. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and invited talks to report his research worldwide, for example at Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, CERN, Hong Kong University of Sci. & Tech., Tsinghua University (Taiwan), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Sydney University of Technology, and University of Johannesburg. In 2004, he was appointed as Chair & Professor, Director of Centre for Grid Computing at CCHPCF (Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility). CCHPCF is a collaborative research facility in the Universities of Cambridge and Cranfield (with an investment size of 40 million Pound Sterling). Prof Wang and his team have won an ACM/IEEE Super Computing finalist award. He is a panel member for the UK government EPSRC e-Science programme and Hardware for Efficient Computing programmes. Prof Wang is Chairman, UK & Ireland Computer Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society and Fellow of British Computer Society.

 

Keynote Speaker-3, Day-1 PM, Virtual Presentation

 

Activity-Oriented Petri Nets for Reducing the Complexities of Discrete Models

 

Professor Dr Reggie Davidrajuh

 

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Stavanger, Norway.

Email: reggie.davidrajuh@uis.no

 

 

Abstract

 

Petri Net was popular in the 1980s and 1990s as an effective tool for the modelling and analysis of discrete systems. However, researchers soon discovered that Petri nets-based models become huge even for small real-life scenarios. Researchers then proposed methodologies for the compression of models; compression methodologies work for some cases, demanding some skills from the model developers as only some specific types of Petri nets (e.g., event graphs) can be compressed. Also, in most cases, the preservation of properties of the original model in the compressed model is not guaranteed. Researchers also proposed modular Petri Net models, partitioning the monolithic model into multiple modules. Though modular models offer many advantages (such as reuse and independent development and testing of modules), the overall size would still be huge, causing extensive simulation time. Also, some Petri nets cannot be modularized due to their crisscrossing connections.

General-purpose Petri Net Simulator (GPenSIM) offers a variety of solutions to solve the huge size of Petri Net models. GPenSIM allows not only modularisation but also allows modules to be run on different computers so that the simulation time can be drastically reduced, making the modules suitable for real-time applications. In addition to modular model development, it also provides Activity-Oriented Petri Nets (AOPN). AOPN is a two-phased model development. In the first phase (static phase), only the activities are considered resulting in a simpler static Petri Net model; the resources are not considered in the first phase. Then, in the second phase (run-time phase), the resources are added during the simulation. AOPN, in addition to modular models, provides a solution to reduce the size of Petri net models and remove some complexities.

 

Biography

 

Professor Reggie Davidrajuh received a Masters Degree in Control Systems Engineering and a PhD in Industrial Engineering, both from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He also received a DSc (habilitation degree) from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland. He is now a professor of Informatics at the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Stavanger, Norway. His current research interests are discrete-event dynamic systems, modelling, simulation and performance analysis, algorithms, and graph theory. He is a senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of British Computer Society. He is also a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA).

 

Keynote Speaker-4, Day-3

 

Approximate Reasoning with Knowledge Interpolation and its Applications

 

Professor Qiang Shen

 

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Physical Sciences

Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK.

Email: qqs@aber.ac.uk

 

Abstract

 

The Application of approximate reasoning has led to the development of practical intelligent systems for successfully tackling a wide range of real-world problems. Particularly, knowledge extraction implemented with fuzzy rule interpolation (FRI) facilitates approximate reasoning for situations where only an incomplete or sparse rule base is available and certain observations may not match any existing rules. Traditional fuzzy systems require (at least partial) direct pattern matching between observations and the given rules; however, FRI reasons through manipulation of rules that bear certain similarity with an unmatched observation.

 

Fuzzy Rule Interpolation (FRI) techniques have been extensively investigated for decades, resulting in many different approaches. This talk will focus on a popular group of the techniques known as Transformation-based FRI (T-FRI), which work by exploiting linear transformations of automatically selected rules nearest to an unmatched observation. It will first provide a review of the underlying, seminal T-FRI approach, followed by a brief introduction to its extended family, including: adaptive T-FRI, backward T-FRI, higher-order T-FRI, dynamic T-FRI and weighted T-FRI, each of which addresses some of the critical limitations of the original. Then, the talk will present successful applications that help resolve challenging problems such as network security and medical diagnosis. Finally, the talk will conclude with initial sketches for further development in this important area.

 

Biography

 

Qiang Shen received a PhD in Knowledge-Based Systems (1990) and a DSc in Computational Intelligence (2013). He holds the Established Chair of Computer Science and is Pro Vice-Chancellor: Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences at Aberystwyth University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow and Council Member of the Learned Society of Wales (the national academy of Wales). Professor Shen was a panel member for the past two UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercises: 2014 and 2021, both on Computer Science and Informatics. He has authored 2 research monographs and over 450 peer-reviewed papers, including an award-winning IEEE Outstanding Transactions paper. Professor Shen was a London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay torchbearer, nominated to carry the Olympic torch in celebration of the centenary of Alan Turing.

 

Keynote Speaker-5, Day-2

 

Spreadsheet Modelling: Shadow Computing and Human Decision Making

 

Dr Simon Thorne

 

Cardiff School of Technologies, Cardiff Metropolitan University

sthorne@cardiffmet.ac.uk

 

Abstract

 

Spreadsheet applications make up the vast majority of data processing activities of organisations but are totally unknown, hidden and lurking in the shadows of IT infrastructure. Spreadsheets are utterly ubiquitous and indispensable but they also contain serious data integrity issues that mean decision making based on spreadsheet models is risky and can result in serious material losses for organisations. Spreadsheet use is common in practically every industry there is and the serious decisions are made every day with spreadsheets, from business critical decision making to life and death in medical settings. The major types of issues that arise in spreadsheets are, data integrity resulting from bugs and errors, fraud perpetrated through falsification of data in spreadsheets, bias and misinterpretation of data and the trust placed in such artefacts. This talk will examine several cases of unintended losses from spreadsheets, what the underlying causes of these mistakes are and what can be done to minimise the risks.

 

Biography

 

Dr Simon Thorne is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Cardiff School of Technologies. Simon teaches and researches in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, End User Computing, Spreadsheet Error and Human Factors. Simon has personally published 30 papers since 2004 and has held the position as chair of the European Spreadsheets Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG) since 2008. In that time he has published 13 proceedings containing 150 papers with about 1500 citations on spreadsheet error, risk, software engineering, computers in society and human factors. Simon is a subject specialist in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning and visualisation for the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) college. Simon also reviews for top tier computer science journals such as IEEE Access.

 

Keynote Speaker-6, Day-3, Virtual Presentation

 

Brain Disorders Monitoring Caused By Covid-19 Using EEGLAB

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lela Mirtskhulava

 

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and San Diego State University Georgia.

 

Email: lela.mirtskhulava@tsu.ge; lmirtskhulava@sdsu.edu

 

Abstract

COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has not only affected the respiratory system but also has the potential to affect the central nervous system, leading to various brain disorders. The neurological symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild headaches and dizziness to severe encephalitis, stroke, and even death. The pandemic has posed a significant challenge to the healthcare system worldwide, as the detection and management of COVID-19-related brain disorders require specialized resources and expertise.

Various studies have highlighted the prevalence of neurological symptoms in COVID-19 patients, with the incidence of severe complications such as encephalopathy and stroke being higher in critically ill patients. Monitoring of brain function through imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) have shown abnormalities in the brain structure and function of COVID-19 patients, which are associated with cognitive and behavioral deficits.

Early detection and management of COVID-19-related brain disorders are crucial to mitigate their long-term impact on patient health and well-being. Therefore, a multidisciplinary approach is needed to identify and manage these complications, involving neurologists, intensivists, infectious disease specialists, and rehabilitation professionals. Long-term studies are required to understand the full extent of COVID-19's impact on the brain and to develop effective interventions to prevent and treat these complications.

EEGLAB is a widely used open-source MATLAB toolbox that provides a user-friendly platform for EEG data analysis. It includes various tools for data preprocessing, artifact rejection, and signal processing, which can be used to extract relevant features from EEG signals.

Several studies have utilized EEG and EEGLAB to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on brain function. These studies have demonstrated that COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms exhibit abnormal EEG patterns, including slowing of the background rhythm, increased delta and theta activity, and decreased alpha activity. These abnormalities were associated with cognitive impairment, delirium, and other neurological symptoms.

EEGLAB is a valuable tool for monitoring COVID-19-related brain disorders, providing a non-invasive method to detect changes in brain function and track the progression of the disease. The use of EEGLAB in combination with other imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), may provide a more comprehensive understanding of the neurological consequences of COVID-19. Further research is needed to validate the use of EEGLAB in clinical settings and to develop standardized protocols for EEG data analysis in COVID-19 patients. 

 

Biography

 

Lela Mirtskhulava received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and currently holds an associate professor position in the department of Computer Science at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University/San Diego State University Georgia. She was part-time faculty in the department of Computer engineering at San Jose State University, CA. She worked as an ICT Senior Engineer at Ericsson and Geocell LLC. Her research interests include cybersecurity, AI, blockchains, AI modeling in Medicine, brainwaves monitoring, wireless technologies, and mathematical modeling. She has published over 80 scientific papers. Dr. Mirtskhulava was invited as a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is the recipient of the Fulbright and DAAD Scholarships. She serves as a keynote speaker and the technical Committee and advisory board member at several international conferences. She served as a Pillar II coordinator and Health NCP at Horizon Europe Program Georgia. She is a Management Committee member of COST CA 19136 action.

 

Associate Prof. Dr. Lela Mirtskhulava

Department of Computer Sciences

Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences

Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

13 University str. 325 Tbilisi, 0186

Website: https://www.tsu.ge/data/file_db/faculty_zust_sabunebismetk/Lela%20Mirtskhulava_CV%20.pdf

 

San Diego State University/SDSU Georgia

Department of Computer Science

5 Kostava Str. 3rd Floor

Tbilisi 0108, Georgia

Website: https://georgia.sdsu.edu/dr-lela-mirtskhulava/

 

Mob.: +995 577400144 (Georgia)

 

Email: lela.mirtskhulava@tsu.ge; lmirtskhulava@sdsu.edu

 

Skype: lela.mirtskhulava1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lelamir12

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lela-mirtskhulava-56ab2a28/

 

Keynote Speaker-7, Day-2, Virtual Presentation

 

Progress in Simulated Kalman Filter MetaHeiristics

 

Assoc. Prof Dr. Zuwairie Ibrahim

 

University Malaysia Pahang

Kuantan, Malaysia

zuwairie@ump.edu.my

 

 

Abstract

 

The Simulated Kalman Filter (SKF) solves optimization problems by finding the estimate of the optimum solution. As a population-based algorithm, every agent in the population acts as a Kalman filter by using a standard Kalman filter framework. This talk presents an overview of the research progress in SKF, discussing the progress, improvements, modifications, and applications of SKF in drill path optimization, airport gate allocation problem (AGAP), assembly sequence planning (ASP), system identification, feature selection, image template matching, controller tuning, wireless sensor network, and engineering design problems.

 

Biography

 

Associate Professor Dr Zuwairie Ibrahim graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with B.Eng in Electrical Engineering in 2000 and MSc by research in Image Processing in 2002. He received his PhD in DNA Computing from Meiji University, Japan, in 2006. He is currently with the Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang. He is one of the innovators who developed new estimation-based optimisation algorithms namely Simulated Kalman Filter Algorithm and Finite Impulse Response Optimiser. To date he has published over 130 conference papers and over 100 journal papers.

 

 

 

 

 

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